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2020 ANS Annual Meeting
June 8–11, 2020
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U.S. nuclear capacity factors: Resiliency and new realities
In the early years of the Nuclear News capacity factors survey, any factor over 70 was deemed excellent; any factor under 50 was considered poor. By that standard, all but two operating U.S. power reactors chalked up excellent performance during 2017–2019. A record 809.4 TWh of electricity was generated in the United States from nuclear energy in 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), besting the record of 807.1 TWh set in 2018.
Nuclear News staff developed the capacity factors survey in the early 1980s as a way to identify the most productive reactors in an expanding fleet. Fleet improvement was the industry’s self-identified goal, but no one could anticipate the startlingly rapid pace of improvement, spurred by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), which boosted fleetwide performance to highs that continue today.
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RRSD Topcial Meeting
The Ray Goertz Award recognizes and honors outstanding contributions to the field of remote technology in hazardous environments.
Nominees are judged by their contributions to the advancement and/or application of remote technology in hazardous environments. It is preferred that the nominator and nominee are members of RRSD but will be considered from non-ANS/non-RRSD individuals who have directly contributed to RRSD (e.g., papers, topical presentations).
The award consists of an engraved plaque and a monetary award of $2,500 presented at the RRSD Topical when held.
This award was established by the Robotics & Remote Systems Division in 1985 with an initial contribution of $6,000, to honor the late Raymond C. Goertz for his lifetime contribution to the advancement of remote handling systems and for his development of the master-slave manipulator.
This award is administered by RRSD. The division establishes the detailed evaluation criteria, solicits the nominations, and determines the recipients. Division officers and committee members are not eligible during their terms in office. The ANS Honors and Awards Committee is available for consultation and review of criteria and procedures as appropriate.
Nominations should be submitted to the RRSD Honors & Awards Chair.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535